Insurers' Suit Over Railcar Explosion Stays On Track

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 3:16 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has denied most of MFR Environmental Services' bid for summary judgment in a $9.7 million liability and breach of contract suit brought by Gerling America Insurance Co. and other insurers over a 2002 railcar explosion at a BASF Corp. facility in Texas.

Magistrate Judge Mary Ann L. Medler of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Monday dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims for gross negligence and negligence per se, but let counts for strict liability and breach of contract move...
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